This is what Apple thinks of you, their customers

Discussion in 'Apple and Mac OS X' started by Danishblunt, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Danishblunt

    Danishblunt Notebook Virtuoso

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    This is what happens when you have an absurd closed ecosystem and terrible designs which cannot be repaired. Their machines are designed to be replaced in 3 years - not to be repaired - and they refuse to admit when their crappy designs are flawed (such as the keyboards on the new Macbook Pros). They do not make machines for real professionals anymore: the iMac Pro is a joke, the Macbook Pro is a joke which isn't funny, and the Mac Pro is a useless, outdated trash can. The only people who buy them are people who are blitheringly ignorant of how a computer works, or fanboys/girls who have a fetish for aluminium and glass.
     
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    The entire mobile industry is moving in this direction, I'm not surprised. Razer is exactly the same. My friend had a blade crap out 2 months out of warranty and was charged $1200 to change the motherboard, for a computer that has an inherent cooling design flaw. Everbody wants to be like Apple it seems :rolleyes:

    Industry is taking a turn for the worse.
     
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    senso Notebook Evangelist

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    Mobo prices for out of warranty repairs are always like that..

    Asus Asomething that costs 300€ with a dual core celeron or i3? Thats 600€ for a refurb mobo, plus work, plus taxes..
     
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    Not really adding to the convo, but I have a mid-2012 MBPro and it's running great; however, I have upgraded the RAM to 16GB and added two SSDs in Raid 0, but otherwise no issues besides hardware ones :(
     
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    ie. liberal vegetarian city dwellers
     
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    yes this is largely the stereotype, either hipsters who think Apple/Steve Jobs/Tim Cook are gods, old people who automatically associate higher cost with higher performance, or people who buy for the label "prestige". Apple exited the professional sphere long ago
    https://www.theverge.com/2016/11/7/13548052/the-macbook-pro-lie
     
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    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    There's also those that have just been in the ecosystem too long. Don't know if it's true anymore but SMS doesn't work the same way as it does on Android or blackberry
     
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